Rotes Oldtimerkennzeichen / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Vehicles are considered "historic" if they were first registered at least 30 years ago. The date of first registration is decisive. The registration plate may only be used in the following cases: Participation in events which serve to present classic cars and "care of the motor-vehicle cultural heritage", as well as for arrivals and departures to such events Test drives, test drives and transfer drives Trips for maintenance and repair of the classic cars

Identity card or passportif registered to companies, in addition: - business registration and, if available, extract from the commercial register (also as a copy) - power of attorney, if the person entitled to dispose of the property does not personally submit the application on site in case of representation with written power of attorney, additionally: identity card or passport of the authorised representative Registration certificate part I (formerly: vehicle registration document)License plates, for registered vehicles electronic insurance confirmation (eVB)Direct debit authorisation for motor vehicle tax (SEPA Direct Debit Mandate)if necessary, confirmation of reservation for the desired license platefor registered vehicles , additionally: - registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document) - registration certificate part II (vehicle registration document) - if applicable the previously assigned registration plates - expert opinion § 23 StVZO (expert opinion for the classification of a vehicle as a classic car) and general inspection for vehicles withdrawn from service before 1 October 2005: certificate of immobilisation instead of vehicle registration documentVehicles for which no type approval is available, additionally: - full expert opinion according to § 21 StVZO electronic insurance confirmation (eVB) - export, for the export of vehicles (if necessary, also by fax to the registration office for the specific occasion) valid identity card or passportCertificate of good conduct in document type OG (for submission to an authority), (to be applied for at the local registration office responsible for your residence) Information from the central traffic register at the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

first registered at least 30 years ago Assessment by an officially recognised expert of a technical inspection body or a test engineer of an officially recognised monitoring organisation as far as possible in the original condition and in good condition of the vehicle no outstanding fees and expenses from previous admission procedures. In case of payment arrears, the registration authority may not register the vehicle until these have been settled. no vehicle tax arrears (including additional tax payments such as interest, late payment surcharges). The vehicle tax accounts are checked by the registration office as part of the processing of the registration application. In the case of tax arrears, the registration office may not register the vehicle until these have been paid. Written direct debit authorization for the collection of the vehicle tax Important: This is a service provided by a local authority. Therefore, you can only visit an office that is located in your place of residence.

The red classic car license plate is an alternative to the classic car license plate with the nominal letter "H" at the end. On 1 July 2010, an amendment to the motor vehicle tax law came into force. The following changes apply to registrations from July 1, 2010: - When a vehicle is registered, a SEPA Direct Debit Mandate is required for the collection of vehicle tax. A SEPA Direct Debit Mandate issued for initial taxation is also valid for subsequent years. Motor vehicle tax exemption or reduction due to severe disability: Severely disabled persons with the mark "H", "BI" or "aG" in their severely disabled pass continue to be exempt from motor vehicle tax. They do not need to submit a direct debit authorization because of the evidence in their ID. Further information is available from the main customs office in Bremen. Electronic confirmation of insurance (eVB): You can obtain the confirmation of insurance via the motor vehicle liability insurance from the insurance company of your choice. In most cases, you can request the insurance confirmation by telephone from your insurance company. Since 1 March 2008, the insurer has been able to provide you with an insurance confirmation with a 7-digit alphanumeric VB number, which the registration authority uses to retrieve the insurance data electronically from the central database of the German Insurance Association.
For the allocation of a red classic car license plate, an informal application is usually sufficient. This can be submitted in writing or handed in personally to the registration authority. You can also authorise a representative with your written authorisation to submit the application. The registration authority will issue a vehicle registration booklet after the applicant's reliability check has been completed (approx. 2 - 4 weeks). The insurance company is automatically informed by the registration authority about the allocation of the registration number. Appointments are offered to avoid longer waiting periods. - In Bremerhaven under (0471) 590-3470 or 3480 Note: Customers without an appointment will be served in parallel, with priority given to appointment customers. Commercial registration requests will continue to be accepted without appointment. Tip: License plates can be produced during the registration process. For this purpose, private suppliers have settled near the registration authorities. The costs for the signs are not included in the fees. The license plates are stamped by the licensing authority, i.e. they are provided with stickers for the main inspection and the licensing district.